Bone and Joint
Biomechanics Lab

University of Wisconsin-Madison

1513 University Ave.
Madison, WI 53706

(608) 263-6692

last update: 3/4/13

BJB Alumni


Scott Sokn
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, December 2012
Current Position: Mechanical Engineer, SpineFrontier
Thesis: The Role of Pten on Bone Callus Strength During Healing of Mid-diaphyseal Femoral Fracture in Mice

Dr. Juan Vivanco
Ph.D. Materials Science, November 2011
Current Position: Post-doctoral Research, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Thesis: Investigation of Fabrication and Environmental Effects on Bioceramic Bone Scaffolds

Dr. Ameet Aiyangar
Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, 2011
Current Position: Post-doctoral Researcher, University of Pittsburgh
Thesis: Subsidence of Intervertebral Fusion Cages

Eric Bader
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, May 2011
Current Position: UW Physical Therapy Program
Thesis: Effect of Vancomycin and Tigecycline Addition on the Mechanical Properties of Acrylic Bone Cement

Geoff Piller
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, May 2011
Current Position: Design Engineer at Milwaukee Tool, Milwaukee, WI
Thesis: Pre-Surgical Planning and Manufacturing Systems for Personalized Orthopaedic Implants

William Feyereisen
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, May 2011
Current Position: Engineer I at Samsung Austin Semiconductor
Thesis: Implantable Limb Deformity Correction Device

Jerry Berlin
M.S. Biomedical Engineering, December 2010
Thesis: Validation of Additive Manufactured Custom Titanium Implants

Dr. Anthony Au
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Spring 2009 - Fall 2010
Current Position: Lead Engineer at VibeDx Diagnostic Corp

Dr. Mariana Kersh
Ph.D. Materials Science Program, Summer 2010
Current Position: Post-Doctoral Fellow at University of Melbourne, Australia
Thesis: A Specimen-Specific Knee Joint Ligament Model with Experimental Validation

Dr. Sylvana GarcĂ­a
Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, Fall 2009
Current Position: Post-Doctoral Fellow at UW-Madison
Thesis: Mechanical Behavior of Trabecular Bone

Dr. Jill Schmidt
Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, Spring 2009
Current Position: Professor, UW-Milwaukee, Department of Civil Engineering and Mechanics (link)
Thesis: Numerical Modeling and Testing of the Primary Fixation of Tibial Components

Dr. Travis Burgers
Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, Summer 2008
Current Position: Post-Doctoral Fellow at Van Andel Institute, Grand Rapids, MI
Thesis: Press-Fit Fixation and Viscoelastic Response of a Bone-Implant Interface in the Distal Femur

Arinne Lyman
M.S. Biomedical Engineering, Spring 2008
Current Position: R&D Engineer II at Kensey Nash, Madison, WI
Thesis: Mechanical Testing of Bone Cements

Nipun Yamdagni
M.S. Biomedical Engineering, Spring 2008
Current Position: IT Project Manager at GE Healthcare, Milwaukee, WI
Thesis: Deformation Testing of Hip Resurfacing Cup

Dan Carlson
M.S. Biomedical Engineering, Fall 2007
Current Position: Product Development Engineer at Zimmer Spine, Minneapolis, MN
Thesis: Mechanical Testing of Bone Cements

James Potter
M.S. Biomedical Engineering, Spring 2007
Current Position: Ph.D. Student, Mechanical Engineering atGeorgia Tech
Thesis: Analysis of Bicycle Saddle Pressure Measurement for the Design of Safe and Comfortable Saddles

Kristopher Biegler
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Fall 2006
Current Position: 3M Design & Engineering Solutions, St. Paul, MN
Thesis: A Study on Acetabular Cup Deformation Measurement Methods and Finite Element Simulations

Julie Sauer
M.S. Biomedical Engineering, Fall 2006
Current Position: Epic Systems Corporation, Verona, WI
Thesis: Analysis of Pelvic Motion for the Design of Safe and Comfortable Saddles

Christine Weisshaar
M.S. Biomedical Engineering, Fall 2006
Current Position: Research Specialist at University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Spine Pain Research Lab, Philadelphia, PA
Thesis: On-Road Testing of Bicycle Saddles for the Design of Safe and Comfortable Saddles

Nick Byrne
M.S. Biomedical Engineering, Summer 2005
Current Position: Corporate Sales Manager at Wright Medical, Arlington, TN
Thesis: Development and Validation of a Pre-Clinical Test for the Tibial Component of the Total Ankle Joint Replacement

Andrew Van de Weghe
M.S. Biomedical Engineering, Spring 2005
Current Position: Senior Development Engineer at American Medical Systems, Minneapolis, MN
Thesis: Stiffness Analysis of the Niagara Foot

 

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